The Mountain West Digital Network has just posted a feature story of Air Force's pole vaulting corps to the Conference website at http://www.themwc.com/allaccess/index.html?media=372409. This footage can be played directly on the index and track & field pages of TheMWC.com. It can also can be found on the MW's YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xasLMhlWJsI&feature=youtu.be and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=829306012179 and we have also tweeted a link to this video to our followers at @TheMWCOlySports.
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Admission to the Air Force All-Comers Track and Field Meet on Saturday, Jan. 12, is free to all spectators arriving at the Cadet Field House prior to 12pm. Due to ticketing for the Air Force-UNLV women's basketball game at 1pm, a $2 admission fee will be charged to everyone entering the Field House after noon.
The Falcons' first track and field meet of 2013 begins with the women's weight throw at 8am. The remaining field events get underway at 9am, while the running events will start at 10am.
The Air Force track and field team has revised its competition schedule for the AF All-Comers Meet on Saturday, Jan. 12, and all events will now begin one hour earlier than previously posted. The women's weight throw will kick off the day at 8 a.m., at the Cadet Field House, with the remainder of the field events getting underway at 9:00 a.m. The running events will begin at 10 a.m., with the mile run.
With 15 entries into this week's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Air Force men's track and field team is tied for 13th among NCAA Division I schools for total number of entries (over 240 schools are sending at least one athlete to the national championship meet) Air Force, which will be represented by 13 men in 15 events, leads the Mountain West in number of total entries.
Two members of the Air Force track and field team are listed among the nation's top 10 in their respective events following the Mountain West Outdoor Championships. With his Academy and championship-meet record clearance of 18'1¾", junior Cale Simmons is ranked third in the pole vault, while senior Paige Blackburn used a personal improvement of nearly five feet in the javelin throw (170'5") to move from 16th to seventh in the national standings.
The Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held this weekend (Feb. 23-25) at the ABQ Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M. Check out a couple links for information regarding the championship meet.
Real-time results can be found here: http://www.rtspt.com/events/mwc/2012-Indoor/
Junior Cale Simmons was the featured athlete in Mitch McGrane's conference preview: http://www.themwc.com/blog/2012/02/bar-is-raised-for-mw-indoor-track-and-field-championships.html
The Air Force men's track and field team is ranked 39th in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Preseason Rankings. The Falcons lead the Mountain West, ranking ahead of Boise State (45), New Mexico (53), TCU (85), Wyoming (119) and Colorado State (unranked). The men are also the top-ranked service academy and the highest ranked program among Division I programs in the state of Colorado.